When the XO-1 Laptop first came out in 2006, I was in awe of the hardware innovations. From bunny ears for better WiFi to a hardened swivel-screen top, to its low power consumption, OLPC had one innovation after another.
However, the operating system was still buggy, the software barely past beta, and the content non-existent. Add to it, OLPC wanted poor countries to spend millions (billions even) on the hardware, but not on better teachers, pedagogy, or even basic support.
So while the idea was brilliant, the hardware was clock stopping hot, OLPC had absolutely no clue about educational implementation.Read more at: http://www.ictworks.org/2013/08/09/xo-tablet-hands-on-review-wow-olpc-finally-got-it-right/